Sports in Bluffton

Up to Half Off at Old Carolina Golf Club

Bluffton

$48 $24

9-hole course designed by course architect Clyde Johnston set on the site of a former horse farm features palms, pines, and waterways

Up to 56% Off a Kayak Tour of Hilton Head Island

Bluffton

$120 $55

Knowledgeable guides lead two-hour kayak expeditions through Hilton Head Island waterways in search of dolphins, fish, and birds

Up to 52% Off Kayak Rental for One or Two

Hilton Head Island

$30 $15

Paddle through calm waters of Pinckney Island while keeping an eye out for dolphins, manatees, and shorebirds

Up to 50% Off Entry to 5K Celebration Run

Ted Wright Stadium at Savannah State University

$30 $15

Youth-development program encourages positivity, fitness, and fun for men and women of all ages during 5K at Savannah State University

Up to 67% Off Adult or Youth Wing Chun Classes

Savannah

$150 $49

Wing chun fitness classes teach a self-defense art while whipping bodies into physical specimens

55% Off a Dolphin Tour via Kayak

Edisto Beach

$88 $40

Experienced biologist leads kayaker groups through the marshes of Edisto Beach to catch glimpses of dolphins, snowy egrets, and bald eagles

50% Off at Special Forces Karate

Hinesville

$60 $30

Seasoned senseis bolster students' strength, discipline, and self-defense skills

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 76% Off at Masters Studios

Multiple Locations

$70 $25

Masters Studios trains students to achieve goals, whether to get in shape, train, or to become a martial arts master

57% Off Aquatic Memberships at Charleston JCC

Charleston

$250 $109

Individuals and families can splash around in the pool, play tennis and basketball, and work out in group classes at the renovated center

Electric Foam 5K – Up to 41% Off Entry

Multiple Locations

$59 $35

Costumed runners get covered with foam as they enjoy a no-pressure 5K to an after-party of dancing, EDM anthems, and more foam

Up to 58% Off Bike Tune-Ups

Mount Pleasant

$69 $29

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Owner, mechanic, and sole employee helps customers pedal smoothly with thorough bike tune-ups

Half Off Disc Golf at Trophy Lakes

Charleston

$20 $9.99

Players toss rental disc on 18-hole course with two tee boxes per hole

Up to 54% Off Children's Gymnastics Classes

Wando

$60 $30

Instructors guide small groups of children through gymnastics exercises, helping them to develop physical ability and confidence

Up to 60% Off Private Tennis Lessons

Arthur B. Schirmer Jr. Tennis Center

$50 $25

USPTA/PTR-certified coach teaches lessons customized toward students’ playing styles & weaknesses

Up to 57% Off Cornhole Board Rental

Charleston/West Ashley

$45 $20

Cornhole boards and bags provide family fun during vacations or day trips near Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, and Folly Beach

Up to 51% Off Kayak Tour

James Island

$49 $24

Side creeks, marshes & winding waters along Folly River take kayakers & guides into habitats of bottlenose dolphins & shore birds

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Mount Pleasant

$240 $84

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 69% Off at Capital Karate

Mount Pleasant

$174 $69.99

Classes teach American freestyle karate with elements of other martial-arts styles

55% Off Martial Arts

Mount Pleasant

$29 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off 18 Holes of Golf and Lunch

Helena

$90 $45

Players nourished by a hot-dog take a spin through 18 greens surrounded by classic Southern vegetation

Select Local Merchants

The Shoemaker clan has been sailing around the East Coast since the 1600s, making the family as native to South Carolina as the state's alligators and seaside bluffs resembling John C. Calhoun. After inheriting an in-depth aquatic knowledge from his father, who spent 25 years as a commercial fisherman, Captain Chris Shoemaker—a Coast Guard–licensed captain—conveys that love of the water to even more generations by leading fishing, shrimping, and crabbing excursions on his 24-foot Carolina Skiff boat. Collectively known as May River Excursions, Captain Chris and his crew make twice-daily trips to Daufuskie Island, a rustic, historical idyll with a single schoolhouse, dirt roads, and wild bald eagles, armadillos, and alligators that still comprise the island's local constabulary. The guides also lead regular 90-minute tours along the May River in search of ospreys, egrets, and dolphins, always including a history lesson about the country surrounding the towns of Bluffton and Hilton Head.

81 Calhoun Street
Bluffton,
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With a sea of bent grass greens, picturesque ponds, and strategically placed hazards, Rose Hill's immaculate course provides championship-level challenges for putting pilgrims. Whether you’re a seasoned golfing veteran or a neophyte just learning the proper way to wear a plaid monocle, Rose Hill's 1,250-yard, par-3 golf course welcomes all skill levels. Traverse and travail through the challenges with a friend, a loved one, or a pale-eyed stranger that resembles Rutger Hauer. After all, golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the well-groomed fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres mulligans. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the enjoyment you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. If golf is your cup of tee, call ahead to schedule your tee time.

4 Clubhouse Dr
Bluffton,
SC
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Daufuskie Discoveries creates opportunities to explore Daufuskie Island's lush, historic habitat with customized guided or private outings. An enclosed or open-air water taxi quickly shuttles small groups from Hilton Head or Savannah to the island's three-mile stretch of sandy beach in 30 minutes, with captains tossing out facts about Calibogue Sound and Cooper River. Customers disembark and board their conveyance of choice—golf cart, boat, or shoes—before bursting through the tree line into specific isle regions, such as Bloody Point, which houses the Bloody Point Cemetery and Bloody Point Lighthouse & Silver Dew Winery. Three-hour private cruises skirt the coastline as a guide artfully describes the sun dipping beneath marshes as a hot air balloon deflated by a stampeding herd of storks.

421 Squire Pope Road
Hilton Head Island,
SC
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The Lowcountry's premier outdoor outfitter, tour operator and Destination Management Company.

32 Shelter Cove Ln
Hilton Head Island,
SC
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At Dancing Dogs Yoga, community springs from vibrant routines of bends and balances. Here, owner Shelley Lowther and a team of seasoned instructors cultivate a nurturing environment with warm greetings and personal attention. As a trainee of Baron Baptiste—a trailblazer in the world of power Vinyasa yoga—Shelley has built the studio around athletic, breath-fueled poses that bolster strength, flexibility, and focus. The signature Baptiste power Vinyasa routines unfold in an 85- to 90-degree room designed to deepen stretches and evict toxins. To help beginners build a sturdy yogic foundation, Basics classes place an extra emphasis on pose alignment. Yin sessions explore yoga’s softer side with lengthy, floor-based poses, and massage therapy melts lingering tension with strokes as soothing as a bathrobe made of chamomile flowers. When she’s not teaching classes in Beaufort or Bluffton, Shelley records yoga-themed podcasts, helms community-outreach initiatives, and serves as an ambassador for the Africa Yoga Project.

21 Cardinal Rd
Hilton Head Island,
SC
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Sculpted through a distinct landscape of lush pines, mature oaks, and tranquil waterways, Golden Bear Golf Club’s Jack Nicklaus–designed course stretches across 7,014 yards of challenging, scenic terrain. The semiprivate course puts a high premium on precise course management with a parkland-style layout of tight fairways, white-sand bunkers, and omnipresent water hazards that subsist on the life force of ill-struck golf balls. The club’s driving range fosters preround warm-ups, and nimble carts help players complete their rounds more efficiently than piggyback rides from a caddie. Resident aces occupy the club’s pro shop, ready to assist in equipment upgrades or offer up a variety of lessons and services. The club also has stately dining facilities that provide an ideal venue for indoor meatball-putting competitions.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Jack Nicklaus
  • Length of 4,974 to 7,014 yards from the ladies to black tees
  • Slope of 115 to 132 from the ladies to black tees

72 Golden Bear Way
Hilton Head Island,
SC
US